Exmoor National Park is one of the most scenic locations in all of England. A holiday rental home near this spectacular park will serve as a home base for all of the many nearby activities and attractions.
Many find that just being in Exmoor National Park is holiday enough. The beauty of the location helps travellers to shed the feeling of congestion of city living and give them a chance to breathe the fresh clean air of this glorious park. Spend the day hiking, picnicking and exploring. If you are lucky, you may spot one of the wild Exmoor ponies playing, looking for food or taking a drink from a stream. There are wonderful bird watching opportunities in Exmoor National Park. Other activities include canoeing, fishing, cycling, horseback riding and climbing the sea cliffs. Many choose to spend a night or two camping in Exmoor National Park in order to be able to enjoy all that the park has to offer.
In addition to all of the sights and sounds of the park itself, there are many nearby attractions that those on holiday should considering visiting. The Exmoor Pony Centre is devoted to ensuring that these ponies, which are on the endangered list, continue to live on. Visitors can ride on horseback whilst learning about these fascinating creatures. The Exmoor Classic Car Museum is just a short 10 km drive. This museum features several examples of pristine classic cars that any auto enthusiast will appreciate. The children will enjoy a visit to Butlins, an amusement centre in nearby Minehead. The whole family will appreciate a stop by the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway. This Victorian railway started service in 1890 and has run non-stop ever since.
The weather in the area is quite mild compared to other parts of the country. Still, the winters can be chillingly cold. The coldest month of the year is January. The average temperature during the coldest part of winter is 1 to 2 degrees. The summer brings average temperatures of 21 degrees during the warmest months of July and August. The area has quite a bit of rainfall and, in some areas, snow. As much as 2000 mm of precipitation has been recorded in a year. Whilst the whole region is subject to rain, some areas are more prone to snow than others. The coast usually gets about 6 days of snow per year. Higher elevations can get as much as 23 days of snow per year.
The closest airport to Exmoor National Park is Bristol (BRS) at 56 km away. The Taunton Railway Station is just over 11 km away. Many travellers choose to take a train to a nearby town and then drive to Exmoor National Park.